$4.38 – $10.95
Aroma: Herbaceous, Earthy, Root-like
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Carrot Seed (Daucus carota) essential oil, when diluted and applied topically, is an incredible, natural way, to promote, strong, healthy, and youthful looking skin. It can also help protect skin from environmental damage, as it soothes uncomfortable dryness. This oil has a slightly sweet, earthy, root-like aroma. It makes a wonderfully nourishing addition to skincare products, such as lotions and salves. Carrot Seed’s diuretic and liver supporting properties, may make it an ideal addition to at-home detox regimens.
- Skin: Dilute and apply to areas of concern to help cleanse and protect, improve complexion, and comfort dry, irritated skin.
- Water Retention: As a diuretic, Carrot Seed can be used to help flush out excess water. Try diffusing Carrot Seed or diluting and applying it to trouble spots.
- Liver: Carrot Seed has been used to help protect and support the liver.
- Detox Support: Diuretic and liver supporting properties mean Carrot Seed may be a valuable aid during home detox programs.
Apply 1-2 diluted drops on area of concern, pulse points, abdomen, or back
Add several drops to skin or skin care products
Add 8-10 drops to a diffuser
Add a drop to palms of hands, cover nose and mouth and inhale
Add to water in spray bottle to spritz in a room or on linens
Inhale scent directly from the bottle, or put a drop on a tissue and inhale
INTERNALLY: (see internal use safety recommendations)
Dilute with carrier oil & add to cold or hot beverage to benefit body systems
Add 1-10 diluted drops to capsule
Hazards: May interfere with gestation.
Contraindications (all routes): Pregnancy, breastfeeding.
Although most people are not sensitive to Carrot Seed, it is advisable to test a small area first. If sensitivity occurs, use a carrier oil to dilute.
Store Carrot Seed essential oil in a dark, airtight container in the refrigerator.
The main ingredient in carrot seed essential oil, carotol, inhibits the growth of multi-drug resistant fungi.
- Abad MJ, Ansuategui M, Bermejo P. (2007) Active antifungal substances from natural sources. ARKIVOC. 2007;7:116-45.
The aim of the study was to evaluate antibacterial effects of the essential oil from the seed of cultivated carrot (Daucus carota L. ssp. sativus; DCSO) and wild carrot (Daucus carota L. ssp. carota; DCCO) obtained by hydrodistillation against two pathogenic bacteria and foodborne spoilage Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli…According to the obtained results, these two essential oils can be applied as a natural preservative in food and as a natural antibiotic for the treatment of several infectious diseases caused by these two bacteria.
- Varga, Ana & Acimovic, Milica & Stankovic, Jovana & Cvetkovic, Mirjana & Cabarkapa, Ivana. (2016). Antimicrobial properties of essential oil from wild and cultivated carrot seed. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/310400675_Antimicrobial_properties_of_essential_oil_from_wild_and_cultivated_carrot_seed
Using the broth microdilution method, we showed that (1) two unique blends of Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Daucus carota, Eucalyptus globulus and Rosmarinus officinalis EOs (AB1 and AB2; cinnamon EOs from two different suppliers) were active against the fourteen Gram‐positive and ‐negative bacteria strains tested, including some antibiotic‐resistant strains…With this dual activity, against H1N1 and against S. aureus and S. pneumoniae notably, AB1 may be interesting to treat influenza and postinfluenza bacterial pneumonia infections. These blends could be very useful in clinical practice to combat common infections including those caused by microorganisms resistant to antimicrobial drugs.
- Brochot, A., Guilbot, A., Haddioui, L., & Roques, C. (2017). Antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects of three essential oil blends. MicrobiologyOpen, 6(4), e00459. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5552930/
These findings demonstrate that DCOE has remarkable antitumor activity against DMBA-induced skin cancer compared with non-treated animals paving the ground for further investigations.
- Wassim N. Shebaby, Costantine F. Daher, Mirvat El-Sibai, Kikki Bodman-Smith, Anthony Mansour, Marc C. Karam, Mohamad Mroueh. (2015) Antioxidant and hepatoprotective activities of the oil fractions from wild carrot (Daucus carota ssp. carota). Pharmaceutical Biology 53:9, pages 1285-1294.